2015 Legislation – SB 47 – Analyzing the Health and Environmental Impact of Turf

SB 47 would have required and funded a study to analyze the environmental and health impacts of synthetic turf.

2015 Legislation – SB 328 – Notice of Pesticide Use by Landlords

SB 328 would require that a landlord or the landlord’s authorized agent provide a current tenant with notice about the use of pesticides.

2015 Legislation – AB 349 – Restricting Low Water-Using Landscapes and Turf

Updated on 7/6/15: AB 349 to permit “artificial turf or any other synthetic surface that resembles grass.” HOAs may not require low-water-using plant alternatives to synthetic turf. ECHO opposes AB 349.

California Drought: What Can Your HOA Do to Save Water?

With California facing a historic drought, both individuals and HOAs must work together to conserve water. Water conservation means knowing how to efficiently water your lawn and best practices for […]

2014 Legislation: AB 1636 – Drought and Under-watering Fines

This bill would amend the Water Code to provide a temporary exemption for homeowners who could be fined for under-watering their plants or yards. From the Legislative Counsel’s Digest: This […]

2014 Legislation: AB 2561 – Voiding HOA Landscaping Rules

AB 2561 would void HOA governing document provisions, such as landscaping rules or bans on commercial activity, that prohibit any homeowner from planting a personal or commercial garden of edible […]

2014 Legislation: SB 1144 – Drought and Under-watering Fines

This bill proposes a temporary exemption for homeowners who could be fined for under-watering their plants or yards. From the Legislative Counsel’s Digest: This bill would prohibit an association from […]

2014 Legislation: AB 2100 – Drought and Under-watering Fines

AB 2100 prohibits an association from fining its members for reducing the watering of their lawns or other vegetation during a drought.

2014 Legislation: AB 2104 – HOA Regulation of Turf

Update: The Govenor signed the bill on 9/18. This bill would expand the options of homeowners who want to plant water-efficient landscape by further limiting possible restrictions in an association’s […]

2014 Legislation: SB 992 – Drought and Under-watering Fines

SB 992 went into immediate effect on Sept. 18, 2014, superseding AB 2100 because it amended the same section of law, Civil Code Section 4735. SB 992 is identical to AB 2100 except […]